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113 posts categorized "Challenge"

Challenge Reminder! Distress Ink Hello
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi and thanks for stopping by!  Today I'm reminding you that there's still time to join us for our July Challenge.  On the first of every month Poppystamps announces a new challenge - this month - July 2021 we want you to "Just Add Water".

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We're asking you to create a design that includes water.. that could be (but is not limited to) watercolor, a splash of water over some distress ink,  maybe your favorite spritz spray!!!  Not feeling like getting messy?  How about a rainy day scene, or a seascape?  All types of projects are welcome from tags and treat wraps to cards and home decor!   It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

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My card starts with a Distress Oxide panel of paper.  I inked it with Twisted Citron, Dried Marigold, Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar.  I like to use cosmetic brushes for a clean look.  You can find different sized brushes on Amazon.   Distress Oxide Ink stays wet longer so you have more time to blend too.    Next I splashed the panel with water and some watered down white ink. When it was dry I trimmed the panel so that it's slightly smaller than my card base and adhered it to the card. 

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Next I cut the Leafy Garden Border from white card stock twice.  I trimmed them with about 1/4" along their outer edges and adhered them to either side of my inky panel.   I topped the panel with a Luscious Script Hello.  The background is cut from gold foil and the detailed word die is cut from white card stock.

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Intricate Cut Butterflies are also double cut - once from gold glitter paper and once from card stock .  They're stacked and the top butterfly wings are bendable to add dimension.  Gold sequins add a finishing touch and a little more bling. 

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This angle photo shows that the sentiment and butterflies are adhered with adhesive foam tape to add dimension and a richer look to the design. 

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I hope I inspired you to dig out your distress inks and give them a little splash of water - how about some smooshing?  Either way you're still able to enter our challenge.  Just snap a photo of your completed project with your cell phone, add it to your Instagram and link up to there!   We can't wait to see what you make!

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Challenge Reminder: Just Add Water
by Nancy Penir

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Hello! I have a challenge reminder for you. This month's inspiration is: 'Just Add Water'.

 

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I chose to do an underwater scene with Open Studio's  fabulous new embossing folder.

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I began with an aqua cardstock, embossed it, and added Perfect Pearls for a shimmer. Haven't played with my perfect pearls for a while. I just love the sheen it gives the tops of the embossing.

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Also added some copper pearling (very light handed with the copper!). 

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To finish my card, I stamped a message from Poppy's new Art Deco Stamp set, with a strip of the pattern paper at the top.

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

Many ways to go with this challenge... watercolor? underwater? beach scene? Good Luck! Can't wait wait to see your creations!

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PSC#82 Just Add Water

Challenge Badge

Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge #81 Summer Solstice is Chark!

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Greta H.

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

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PSC#82 Just Add Water - Summer is heating up!  It's time for a little cool down!  Our challenge this month is "Just Add Water".  We're asking you to create a design that includes water.. that could be (but is not limited to) watercolor, a splash of water over some distress ink,  maybe your favorite spritz spray!!!  Not feeling like getting messy?  How about a rainy day scene, or a seascape?  All types of projects are welcome from tags and treat wraps to cards and home decor!   It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on July 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on August 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make!

 

Poppystamps June Challenge: Summer Solstice
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Poppstamps Friends! 

June is heating up with hot and steamy crafty ideas and this month's Poppystamps challenge, Summer Solstice!

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I used a combination of all these fantastic Little Whittle designs to create a sunny Southwest scene. This cute little lizard is ready for the sun!

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For this easy breezy sunny card, I used the Whittle Cactus Trio, Whittle Lizard, and Whittle Sunshine, and created my tiny desert scene. Then I stamped the sentiment from Whittle Sealife Sentiments, and finished with a few sparkly Fairy Jewels.

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Now it's YOUR turn! We'd love to see what you'll create. Simply design a project or card using at least one Poppystamps product and link it up on our Poppystamps Challenge badge on the right. You might be randomly selected as this month's lucky winner of some hot blog bling!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Challenge Reminder
by Nancy Penir

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Hello! Hope your summer's off to a great start. Are you playing along with Poppystamps' Challenge? Here's a reminder that this month's challenge is Summer Solstice.

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I love playing with bright colors, so I reached for my magicals. They start off as a powder, and when you add water, POW! They explode with color.

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Did I mention they're (the Magicals) bright, sparkly, and summery? Just perfect for a Whittle Lizard and Cactus. 

Hope you play along, we love seeing your take on the theme.The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar

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PSC#81 Summer Solstice

Challenge Badge

Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge #80 Flowers and Butterflies is diydebscraft

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Lucie G.

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

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PSC#81 Summer Solstice - With the beginning of June it feels like Summer is in the air.. and even though the longest day of 2021 isn't until June 20 we're kicking things off today.  What does summer mean to you?  A road trip, time on the beach with the sun shining on your face (a scene card)?  Maybe it's enjoying the fresh fruits and cool drinks that quench your thirst (bright juicy colors), or a dip in the pool (watercolors?) - or a run through the sprinkler to keep cool.   It's up to you!  Let your Summer show!   All types of projects are welcome from tags and treat wraps to cards and home decor!   It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on June 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on July 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make!